Nebraska 49
UCLA 21

Sep. 17, 1994 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
UCLA 0 7 7 7 21
Nebraska 12 16 7 14 49

1994 Nebraska-UCLA photo Frazier 2Tommie Frazier dives for a second-quarter TD. · Arizona Daily Star · Newspapers.com

First quarter
NEBR: Alford 23 pass from Frazier (kick failed) 9:09
NEBR: Phillips 1 run (pass failed) 0:11
Second quarter
UCLA: Jordan 20 pass from Cook (Merten kick) 13:23
NEBR: Frazier 12 run (Frazier run) 9:34
NEBR: Benning 2 run (Frazier run) 3:33
Third quarter
UCLA: Shah 3 run (Merten kick) 12:30
NEBR: Childs 8 run (Sieler kick) 2:23
Fourth quarter
NEBR: Holbein 9 pass from Frazier (Sieler kick) 14:55
NEBR: Berringer 1 run (Sieler kick) 11:32
UCLA: Milliner 11 run (Merten kick) 8:07
   
                      UCLA    NEBR
First downs             24      31
Rushes-yards        35-129  65-484
Passing yards          285      71
  Comp-Att-Int     21-35-2  6-12-0
Total offense       70-414  77-555 
Return yards            13      17
Punts               4-40.5  3-47.0
Fumbles-lost           0-0     2-1
Penalties-yards       4-25    7-65
Time of Possession   27:55   32:05
   
RUSHING
UCLA: Shah 18-91, Milliner 7-38, Ayers 4-15, Washington 4-(minus 2), Cook 2-(minus 13). 

NEBR: Phillips 19-178, Childs 7-78, Schlesinger 7-50, Makovicka 7-50, Muhammad 1-30, Frazier 7-29, Benning 8-29, Schuster 2-19, Berringer 2-15, Uhler 2-9, Jackson 1-2, Turman 2-(minus 5).

PASSING
UCLA: Cook 15-28-2-217, Fien 6-7-0-68. 
NEBR: Frazier 5-11-0-59, Berringer 1-1-0-12.

RECEIVING
UCLA: Jordan 7-129, Washington 4-39, McElroy 2-32, Adams 2-18, Ayers 2-17, Shah 1-20, Anderson 1-14, Nguyen 1-9, Breenan 1-7. 

NEBR: Alford 2-35, Holbein 2-14, Muhammad 1-15, Childs 1-7.

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Game recap

Huskers roll, but Bruins find holes in defense

After being held without a first down on its first possession, Nebraska strung together consecutive touchdown drives of 60, 89, 80 and 50 yards.

The Cornhuskers’ success came primarily through their running game, which amassed 484 yards. UCLA had particular trouble shutting down the option play and a misdirection cutback play by the Nebraska I-backs.

“That was humiliating,” cornerback Andy Colbert said after the 13th-ranked Bruins’ 49-21 loss to No. 2 Nebraska. It tied the record for most points allowed by UCLA in the 19 years under Coach Terry Donahue.

UCLA running back Sharmon Shah, pointing out that the Bruins gained 414 total yards, said the Husker offense probably will have to score a lot of points all season. “They’re a tough team, but their test will be can their defense hold up,” Shah said.

UCLA began the second half with an eight-play, 80-yard TD drive. “There was a period of time where we just weren’t stopping them very well,” Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said. “I don’t like to just have to outscore people.”

But UCLA’s offense could not take advantage when its defense stopped Nebraska on NU’s ensuing possession and then forced and recovered a fumble on the Huskers’ next possession at the NU 37. UCLA’s Bjorn Merten missed a 42-yard field-goal try, and on NU’s second play after that, I-back Lawrence Phillips bolted 60 yards to set up an 8-yard TD run by Clinton Childs to make the score 35-14 and commence the rout.

1994 Nebraska-UCLA, Dwayne Harris photoDwayne Harris wraps up UCLA’s Daron Washington in the first half. · Ft. Myers News-Press · Newspapers.com

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1994 schedule
04/23 Reds 43, Whites 9
08/28 @ West Virginia W 31-0
09/08 @ Texas Tech W 42-16
09/17 UCLA W 49-21
09/24 Pacific W 70-21
10/01 Wyoming W 42-32
10/08 Oklahoma St. W 32-3
10/15 @ Kansas St. W 17-6
10/22 @ Missouri W 42-7
10/29 Colorado W 24-7
11/05 Kansas W 45-17
11/12 Iowa St. W 28-12
11/25 @ Oklahoma W 13-3
01/01 @ Miami W 24-17

Commentary

Shatel

UCLA's defense spent much of Saturday doing the backstroke. It was hammer time, and UCLA was the nail.

Omaha World-Herald
Babcock

Through three games this season, the Cornhuskers' biggest weakness seems to be a tendency toward disinterest. They need to be challenged.

Lincoln Journal Star
Rapoport

Nebraska seemed a little disappointed in general that UCLA was such a pushover.

Los Angeles Daily News
Whicker

Afterward, the Bruins sounded not so much defeated as paroled. At last, Nebraska was in their rear-view mirror, ready to bear down on Pacific and Wyoming and the rest of an unprepared America.

Orange County Register
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